This weekend saw one of the most horrific tragedies to ever occur during a live music event. Over 200 people killed and over 100 more injured because of another pyrotechnic display gone awry. There are really very little words that can describe the devastating event in any sort of light other than misery. Apparently the incident occurred because the lead singer of the performing band lit a flare onstage. Stupid doesn’t even describe it. But calling names and pointing blame is practically useless now. I hate when artists try to compensate for lackluster performances with elaborate stage shows. It convinces everyone that in order to enjoy a live show…there has to be something more to it. So every band thinks it’s imperative to outdo the other. It’s not. Live shows are about live music. It’s hard to get too deep into this subject without feeling upset for the families. And that’s all we should be concerned about.
Mike Patton was known for years for being one of the most bizarre live performers of all time. His band Tomahawk (one of his 50 different musical projects) returns this week.
Here are the 11 Best Songs By Tomahawk:
- Rape This Day (Mit Gas)
- Captain Midnight (Mit Gas)
- Sweet Smell of Success (Tomahawk)
- God Hates A Coward (Tomahawk)
- Mayday (Mit Gas)
- Sun Dance (Anonymous)
- Laredo (Tomahawk)
- Flashback (Tomahawk)
- 101 North (Tomahawk)
- Totem (Anonymous)
- Omaha Dance (Anonymous)
Buy Tomahawk’s new album, Oddfellows…now!!!